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Synonyms for avert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offverb

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

    forfend, avoid, eliminate, ward off, distract, keep off, bend, suspend, obviate, invalidate, fend off, stave off, block, nullify, debar, exclude, head off, forefend, annul, quash, rid of, parry, bar, turn away, deflect, void

  2. avert, turn awayverb

    turn away or aside

    "They averted their eyes when the King entered"

    deflect, head off, refuse, obviate, forfend, forefend, avoid, turn down, stave off, fend off, bend, turn away, debar, ward off, reject

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. avertverb

    turn aside, turn away, turn off

  2. avertverb

    prevent, divert, preclude, FOREFEND, ward off, keep off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "avert":

    avoid, prevent, avoiding, divert

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. AVERT

    Cardiology Atorvastatin VErsus Revascularization Treatments Cardiovascular surgery Artificial Valve Endocarditis Reduction Trial

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  1. Michael Mann:

    The rather conservative International Energy Agency itself has said there can be no new fossil fuel infrastructure if we are to avert dangerous warming. And the G7 nations committed to phasing out coal and ending support for new coal projects earlier this summer, we need to see similar commitments from the G20 countries, including an accelerated schedule for phasing out coal.

  2. Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler:

    His message is that this is important, that if we want to avert a nuclear bomb in Iranian hands, we have to vote yes for this, there's no other way. There are no other alternatives that bear close scrutiny.

  3. Heiko Maas:

    We want to fulfill our obligations, we cannot work miracles, but we will try to avert a failure.

  4. Bob Perciasepe:

    For too long it's been too easy for both the U.S. and China to hide behind one another, people on both sides pointed to weak action abroad to delay action at home. This announcement hopefully puts those excuses behind us. We'll only avert the worst risks of climate change by acting together.

  5. Randy Hughes:

    I am saddened that we live in a world where every threat could be credible, i am grateful for the quick response from the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Department and the McAlester Police Department in the way they handled this situation. Together they helped to( avert) a very potentially dangerous situation.

Translations for avert

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  • отблъсквам, отклонявам, отбивамBulgarian
  • odvrátitCzech
  • abwendenGerman
  • αποστρέφω, αποτρέπωGreek
  • evitar, apartarSpanish
  • टालनाHindi
  • líta undan, snúa undan, koma í veg fyrir, snúa sér undan, beina frá, afstýra, snúa fráIcelandic
  • evitareItalian
  • 돌리다, 방지하다Korean
  • kaupapare, kaupareMāori
  • zapobiecPolish
  • отби́ть, отбива́ть, отвести́, отводи́ть, предотврати́ть, предотвраща́ть, отража́ть, отрази́ть, отврати́ть, пари́ровать, отвраща́тьRussian
  • หลีกเลี่ยงThai

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